Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Template Tuesday - Girl & Chick

Okay, guys, I put time limit restrictions on my phone, so expect to see great things here! Today's Template Tuesday is a simple one. It's of a girl and a little chick. I see that I've been labeling her as Girl and Bunny though and that must be because it's been a long day. If I keep up with the templates, expect to see some Easter, one or two St. Patrick and a few Mother's Day templates over the next little while.





Here's what the template looks like. The trickiest part are the little legs of the chick. Keep your blades sharp and cut from the corner areas outward! That's all the advice I have to give.

Here's the link for the free (but not for commercial use) template: Girl & Chick

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Template Tuesday on Thurday - Bunny Love

Okay, it's Thursday and not Tuesday, but by son's birthday was on Tuesday and Wednesday a whole mess of random things happened, so Thursday it is! This is my last one featuring love since Valentine's day is tomorrow.

This is a cute little mirror image cut. Just fold it in half and cut it out! You could display it in an 8x10 frame or write a little love note on the card. Do what you want.


Here's what the template looks like. It's pretty straight-forward. The only thing I would caution on is to be careful around the beak of the bird. Cut from the beak outward. If you cut towards the beak, you run the risk of slicing right through it. Trust me.








Here's the link for the free (but not for commercial use) template: Bunny Love

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Template Tuesday - Love Mail

It's been a while! I thought maybe I would try making some more templates again. I've forgotten how to do all the bells and whistles on this thing.

Here's a little Love Mail for Valentine's day. The trickiest parts are the counters in the flowers and on the little letter. Just remember to cut left to right (or right to left if you're left-handed) and use a sharp blade! No dull blades here!


Here's what the papercut looks like and below is what the template looks like. 


Download the free (but not for commercial use) template: Love Mail

Friday, January 11, 2019

Free Template Friday - Human Trafficking Awareness Day

 

I haven't done a free template in a long time, but I've been feeling my oats lately and thought I'd make one. Don't count on me to be consistent though! Anyway, today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. As a mom of two little girls, I grow more and more worried about the state of the world we live in. I created this template, it's kind of a heavy topic, but it's an important one to address. I usually don't give permission to resell any of these, BUT, if you would like to create these and resell them and donate the proceeds to an organization that fights human trafficking, please, be my guest. I am selling the original on etsy and will donate the money to the organization 31:8 Project in the name of whoever has purchased it. Here is the link to download the template: Human Trafficking Awareness.


 Here is what the template looks like.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Come Follow Me - Matthew 1 & Luke 1





Come Follow Me - Week 2 - Matthew 1 & Luke 1

I have been obsessed with Felicitas Kuhn's art lately and thought I'd try my hand at illustrating something like her. If you want to cut these out and narrate the story to your children of Mary, Joseph, Elisabeth, Zacharias and the visiting angel Gabriel, be my guest!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas! Sand People Embroidery

I haven't posted on here in a while and this isn't a papercutting post, but I wanted to say Merry Christmas and give you a little something special. If you like to embroider, here's a pattern you can use to embroider something special. Like always, please don't use this to sell for your own. A few weeks ago, I had a booth at a Christmas market. Looking at all the other vendors, I saw someone selling some work and right smack dab in the middle of it was my very own stuff! I thought, "well, that's some nice work." Mostly I just felt bad for them that they were trying to sell stuff at a craft fair that wasn't their own. Anyway, Merry Christmas! That being said, I don't know who made up this quote, but it's awesome. And if they ever stumble upon this page and think, "Hey! That's my quote!", just know that I'm not selling this!

Also, I don't know how to make an embroidery pattern, this is my best guess at it.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Springville Museum of Art 92nd Annual Spring Salon

I went out of my comfort zone and tried something new a few weeks ago. I entered a couple of pieces into the jurying process for the Springville Museum of Art 92nd Annual Spring Salon. Since I was a young, fabulous BYU Coed, I've had friends who have entered art into the show. Most of my artwork up until a few years ago has mostly been on the graphic design side of things, not really Spring Salon material, so I've never tried to enter anything. Lately though, I've been trying to stretch myself a little bit, to develop a style and to put a little more care into the pieces I cut. Yesterday they announced the accepted entries and I got in! I feel pretty honored. I submitted two pieces and got one in. I'm going to share the one that didn't get in now and the one that did get in after the opening night.

This is the piece that didn't get in. I called it "Gestohlen." I flip-flopped between a few different titles. I love the squirrel getting into the nest, he's my favorite. Of the two pieces, I love the flowers the best on this one, but the energy on the one that was accepted was far greater. The other piece was my favorite and I'm glad they chose it.


If you feel like swinging by, the opening reception is on Wednesday April 20, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 pm. I'll be there with my squad. They have asked that the artists be there to talk about their work, so if you're interested in seeing a variety of talent from the Utah area, head on down to Springville.